Our bathroom has a window that faces our neighbor’s house. We have a very clear shot of the side of their house and their deck.
Our bathroom has a window.
Our bathroom window does not have any type of blinds or curtains. Just a big. Open. Window.
Despite my overall shyness, I’m surprisingly comfortable with nudity in my home. No problem whatsoever with flitting about with no clothes on. It’s liberating.
I’ve lived here for 4 months. I’m not allowed to walk around without clothes on because a) we have a roomie and b) we have lots of windows facing the street. I’ve gotten used to keeping the nudity contained to our bathroom and bedroom area.
I have rationalized for months that it was ok to walk around nearly naked all the time in front of the big, non-curtained window because,
No one can see in here when it is dark. I can’t see outside, so they can’t see inside.
It recently occurred to me that when it is dark outside and light inside is precisely when they can see me. Naked me.
All of our neighbors have been especially nice and welcoming. Except the neighbors that can see into our bathroom.
These neighbors have shuffled quickly inside. No smiles of acknowledgement. No small neighborly waves.
I thought they were rude.
I was wrong.
They’re just embarrassed because there is a 110% chance they’ve seen my no-no spots. I’ve probably ruined family cookouts on the deck as they were forced to watch me spend an hour blow drying my hair… in the buff.
These neighbors are not rude. No, they’re just trying to figure out how to live life next door to me, the Naive Flasher.